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Track(s) taken from CDA66624

Fantasia on Russian Folksongs, Op 48

composer
1899

Stephen Coombs (piano), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Jerzy Maksymiuk (conductor)
Recording details: August 1992
Henry Wood Hall, Glasgow, Scotland
Produced by Andrew Keener
Engineered by Tony Faulkner
Release date: January 1993
Total duration: 8 minutes 55 seconds
 
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Reviews

'A model issue from a source which has become a byword for the best in enterprise' (Gramophone)

'Coombs is an artist of great sensitivity and effortless virtuosity, and he makes the best possible case for both' (The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs)

'A couple of piano concertos that have been waiting in the wings for the committed advocacy they deserve and have finally received' (Fanfare, USA)

'Coombs's unimpeachable musicianship and authority carry all before it' (Piano, Germany)
The Fantasy on Russian folksongs, Opus 48, is a brief but attractive rhapsody using two folk tunes collected by the ethno-musicological pioneer Trophim Ryabinin. The first (Andante sostenuto) is in E minor; the second (Allegretto) in D minor. Slight though the piece may be, it makes for a pleasant listen on disc, for in what concert hall does one now hear this kind of piano-and-orchestra lollipop?

from notes by Jeremy Nicholas © 1992

La Fantaisie sur des airs populaires russes, Opus 48, est une rhapsodie brève mais plaisante qui utilise deux airs populaires recueillis par le pionnier ethno-musicologue Trophim Ryabinine. Le premier (Andante sostenuto) est en mi mineur, le second (Allegretto) en ré mineur. Pour légère qu’elle soit, il est agréable d’entendre cette pièce sur disque, car dans quelle salle de concert entendrait-on aujourd’hui ce genre de sucrerie pour piano et orchestre?

extrait des notes rédigées par Jeremy Nicholas © 1992
Français: Elisabeth Rhodes

Die Fantasie über russische Volkslieder Op. 48 ist eine kurze, aber reizvolle Rhapsodie, die zwei von dem bahnbrechenden Musikethnologen Trophim Rjabinin gesammelte Volksweisen verarbeitet. Die erste (Andante sostenuto) steht in e-Moll, die zweite (Allegretto) in d-Moll. Dieses Stück mag eine Bagatelle sein, ist jedoch ein erfreuliches Hörerlebnis auf Tonträger; in welchem Konzertsaal würde man ein solches Bonbon für Klavier und Orchester schließlich heute noch zu hören bekommen?

aus dem Begleittext von Jeremy Nicholas © 1992
Deutsch: Anne Steeb/Bernd Müller

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